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Best Books For 6 Year Olds

Recommendations from 12 articles, Richard Branson, Neil Gaiman, Olivia Wilde and 7 others.
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The Book with No Pictures
B. J. Novak - Sep 30, 2014
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A book with no pictures? What could be fun about that?After all, if a book has no pictures, there's nothing to look at but the words on the page. Words that might make you say silly sounds... In ridiculous voices...Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laugh...
Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty - Sep 06, 2016
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Scientist Ada has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada emba...
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Emily Chang
We Don't Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins - Jun 19, 2018
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Penelope the dinosaur starts school, but it’s hard to make friends when her classmates are so delicious!It’s the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can’t wait to meet her classmates. But it’s hard to make human friends when they’re so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the...
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Mo Willems - Jan 01, 2003
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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place—a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems pe...
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Dr. Seuss - Mar 12, 1960
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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 children's book by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). A simple rhyming book for learner readers, it is a book with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl, and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish was part of the Beginner Book Video series wh...
The Princess in Black
Shannon Hale - Apr 14, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones with Duchess Wigtower when . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no...
Bink and Gollie
Kate Dicamillo - Apr 10, 2012 (first published in 2010)
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Winner of the 2011 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!In a brilliant collaboration, best-selling authors Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, along with acclaimed illustrator Tony Fucile, introduce an outrageously funny pair of friends.Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls — one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from thei...
The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt - Jun 27, 2013
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Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. Wha...
Dog Man
Grime and Punishment
Dav Pilkey - Sep 01, 2020
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The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. You'll howl with laughter!The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree?Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Do...
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Melinda Wenner Moyer
Julián Is a Mermaid
Jessica Love - Apr 23, 2018
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In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car...
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Neil Gaiman
Last Stop on Market Street
Matt de la Peña - Jan 08, 2015
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Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty...
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Narwhal by Ben Clanton
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
We're Different, We're the Same by Bobbi Kates
Awesome Jokes That Every 6 Year Old Should Know! by Mat Waugh
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! by Barbara Park
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Doggy Defenders by National Geographic Kids
DK Readers L2 by Laura Buller